The Latest Series Of Netflix “Painkiller”: A Drama Which Is Based On Real Life


Rookmini Tewari


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August 11, 2023

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    The latest series of Netflix’s “PainKiller” explores the impact and creation of Purdue Pharma’s Oxycontin. In this series, starring Matthew Broderick and Uzo Aduba. This six-part series is quite complicated, and this is also a moving drama along with four interwoven storylines that highlight the devastating impact of the drug on millions of Americans.

    This latest series on Netflix is based on the book “PainKiller” by Barry Meier and “The Family That Built an Empire of Pain” by Patrick Radden Keefe. This is a six-part and limited series of the Sackler family, who owns Purdue Pharma and were known for developing OxyContin.

    Uzo Aduba plays the role of a lawyer who determines to put destruction at the end of people’s lives. West Duchovny, who plays the role of Shannon Shaeffer, is a sales representative for OxyContin drug, and this is taken by the glamor distributing OxyContin can offer.

    Across this series’s four characters, audiences can see how this drug (mentioned previously) can impact millions of people’s lives. The most obvious comparison to PainKiller is with the Hulu series by Dopesick, which stars Kaitlin Dever, Will Poulter, and Michael Keaton, with a particular reference to the creation of the OxyContin drug.

    If you can enjoy this series, you are one of those audiences. Each episode of the “PainKiller” series starts with a disclaimer based on real-life events. But some things have been fictionalized.

    A real person shares the story of the loved one impacted by the drug “OxyContin.” The stories are quite moving and a strong reminder for the audiences that this is not just a drama series. Moreover, this is a real-life drug store that impacts millions of American people.

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